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" opening my mail i came across a press release from the library announcing for $10 million it but america's birth certificate, the waldseemuller map, the map that gave america its name and the $10 million was the most elaborate spent on anything and $2 million more than was recently paid for the original copy of the declaration of independence and that kind of got my attention and i never heard of or saw the map and the library thought it was worth it and the market thought it was worth more than the declaration of independence and i thought maybe i would do an article or short piece for the atlantic. so i did research and got the basics of the story, pretty quickly. early in the 1500, the eastern part of france, in the mountains, there was a small group of scholars, among them, the map maker, martin waldseemuller and that he came by letters, and an early sailor's chart showing the coastline of the new world and decided that what they were reading about and seeing on the charts of asia, as most people assumed it was but it was a new continent, people traditionally thought of the world as
for $10 million a but what it called americans for certification, the map the gave america its name. vechten million dollars was the most diverse finn on anything. it was almost $2 million more than had recently been paid for an original copy of the declaration of independence and that kind of got my attention. i had never heard of the map, had never seen a map but the library seemed to think it was the most valuable piece in the market seemed to think was more than the original copy of the declaration of independence, so i wanted to find out more and at this point i was thinking maybe i would do a short piece for the clint. so i did some research and got the basics of the story pretty quickly. early in the 1500's in the eastern part of france there was a small group of scholars. among them map maker martin waldseemuller and they came across-- y emir guo vespucci in the chart lines of the new world and they decided that what they were reading about in saying on these charts was not a part of asia as most people had assumed it was but in fact was a new continent. people traditionally
not if it is worthless, what jonathan hone ig says could happen in america sooner than anyone things, what he says can be done to stop the insanity, that and brenda and bulls and bears set a high bar. >> predictions! predictions! predictions! predictions! >> and our "cashin' in" crew is ready to do one better. a shocking prediction about where the dow will be one year from today down to the decimal point, your money, your life, your show, to stay ahead of the game, "cashin' in," starts right now! >> here come the jobs. the new study showing a third of the nation's employers are planning to hire in the new year. but that is not stopping the but, lawmakers from still pushing a $150 billion jobs bill. do we need it? hello, i'm cheryl ka sony and welcome to "cashin' in," wayne rogers, jonathan hone ig, jonas max ferris and tracy burns and john wakefield and rob stein, of the astor etf mutual fund and john looks like the job market will fix itself, basically, next year, do you need the huge jobs bill then. >> absolutely not. businesses create jobs, not government. look at what the administration's track re
. america's economy was built on free market enterprise. it was built on these principles that allowed the private sector to grow and thrive and prosper and for our families to keep more of what we earn. where we are now in america in the last 11 months is seeing this reversal of those principles that were applied to build up our economy. all of a sudden we are thinking it is okay to grow debt in our country. it is okay to borrow from countries we will soon be so beholding to. it is okay to print money out of thin air and think everything is going to magically work out. fundamentally, everyone is equal in america, everyone has equal opportunity to earn, produce and build. the fundamentals of a strong economy have got to be applied again as they were like i said in the 80s when reagan faced a worse recession than today let's learn from that piece of american history and apply the same solutions. >> what about health care reform? i assume you want some health care reform, maybe i'm wrong. do we need health care reform? >> of course we do. rising costs are crushing some of our small busin
of gay rights in america. then, behind the headlines: should organ donors receive financial compensation? [ ♪music ] >> bonnie: hello, i'm bonnie erbÉ, happy new year, and welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first: gay rights in 2010. 2009 was a landmark year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, culminating in the election of houston's first openly lesbian mayor. in so doing, houston became the largest u.s. city to elect an openly gay mayor. mayor elect annise parker told us, as did other lgbt leaders, about the gay rights movement's future in the new year. >> oh, i absolutely believe that my win is a step forward for the gay community, the lgbt community. it's that we have to put it in context. i have been out since i was 16. i am 53 years old now. i was an activist in college, an activist in my early 20s. the world has changed. what my election says is, one more example of the fact that the world has changed. and what i have been working for all these years is for all of us to be able to be recogn
right here on fox news channel. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] glenn: hello, america. welcome to the program. probably the number one question that is asked of me or at least the top five is who would you vote for for president of the united states? i have always answered this question for public consumption one way. i don't know. i don't see the person. i'm looking for george washington to appear. george washington, you just saw him in the open. he was a man of integrity. he was a brilliant individual. and the reason why he was the indispensable man was because everybody could trust him. you may not know the man who i would vote for in a heartbeat for president of the united states. you may not know the name john huntsman, but if you have ever used a plastic plate or a bowl or a dish or styrofoam takeout. do you remember the original big mac container? you have this man to thank. john is not only amazing for being a self-made billionaire or even for all the great inventions his company has produced but the reason why i would vote for him, and he's not running, by the
america's sake. this includes making sure these communities and people in them are coordinated effectively and held accountable at every level. meanwhile, the investigation into the christmas day incident continues, and we are learning more about the suspect. we know that he traveled to yemen, a cup project a country dealing with deadly insurgencies. -- a country dealing with deadly insurgencies. he was directed to attack that plane headed for america. this is not the first time this group has targeted us. they have bomb humani government facilities and our embassy in 2008, killing one american. i have made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government. even before christmas day, we have seen the results. plots have been disrupted and leaders eliminated. all those involved in the attempted act must know, you, too, will be held to account. it has been nearly a year since i stood on the steps of the u.s. capitol and took the oath of office as your president. with that 0 came the solemn responsibility i carry with me every moment of every day, the responsibility to pr
to every d-lister in a leopard skin fez. america is a great country and we need not constantly tied ourselves. they are the ones who whipped themselves in the back, not us. bill: the white house says it was not a bow you are saying what? >> i do not want to get into what it is. >> it depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is. >> he was dressed like sergeant hillary clinton and then down to his hips. whatever you want to call that -- sergeant bilko and then down to his hips. whatever you want to call that -- why doesn't he bowed to the queen, for god's sakes? >> hello. bill: oprah and his wife are with barack obama tomorrow. what do you think? >> listen, i do not have any trouble. i think harry truman pulled the pan on the grenade in hiroshima on his way back from potsdam. he can do the same on air force one or zero proposal plane. o proposal was probably nicer. -- oprah's was probably nicer than air force one. get ready to be deemed racist. bill: you agree with me. get the olympics for chicago. it is a good thing for america. it is popular overseas. he can do whatever he wants
, transformed latin america, eastern europe and asia, that created stable prosperous democracies was the middle-class is in those countries that were dependent on earth and were integrated into the global economy. and we don't think that in the muslim world you're not going to get them to where brazil, argentina, taiwan, or could we are unless the same classic got them to where they are also becomes empowered in the muslim world. so we look inward for a solution in the muslim world, without looking at what is the force that supposed to produce blue shin. i think the change agent and the muslim world ultimately will have to come from the middle-class and from the capitalist business sector associated with it. >> author of forces of fortune. thank you. >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. it is a pleasure to evacuate his magnificent building, this 18th century library, which i think it's one of the architectural models of the united states and everybody should come here to see it. and i'm delighted to be back here again. now this book, which is a big fat book can be used as a doorstop
columnist, cal thomas, jim pinkerton fellow new america foundation and news day columnist, ellen. i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. the year 2000, the new millennium, the beginning of a new decade of news and news coverage. the y2k bug was the big story of 2000, it quickly became a big bust. u.s. agents seize refugee elian gonzalez and after a long standoff sent him back to cuba. the u.s.s. cole attacked by terrorists in yemen, 17 american sailors were killed. figuring out the winner of the presidential election delayed due to ballot snafus in florida. the u.s. supreme court took on the issue, made a decision and 36 days after voters had gone to the polls, democratic presidential candidate al gore conceded the election to his republican challenger, texas governor george w. bush. he would become the nation 43rd president. jim, elliss, if you had to sum up that 2000 election fiasco in a few words, how would you roux describe it? >> i would say the reporters all voted for al gore in 2000, but they didn't like him. they liked bush much better so bush perversely got pretty good pr
at greater risk? >> from america's news headquarter, hello, i'm gregg jarrett, we're getting reports that yemen now deployed several hundred more troops, to two mountainous provinces that are al qaeda strongholds in the country. the military reinforcements coming as the president says al qaeda's branch in yemen was behind the failed christmas day attack. on the u.s. airliner. and we're also learning new information about the attempted attack, a customs official reversing his story, now saying a second passenger from the flight was indeed detained, he was handcuffed and searched and later released. after a police dog reacted to his luggage, officials originally denied the incident, ever happened and notwithstanding repeated eye witnesses. umar farouk abdulmutalleb has been charged with trying to blow up the flight. i'm gregg jarrett, join me at 4:00 eastern time, on america's news headquarters. >> it has been more than a week after a very frightening close call in the air, and the tsa, still doesn't have a new chief. republican senator jim demint is holding up the approval process for
to shine. we'll introduce you to the marching band that broke the mold. >>> good morning, america. bill weir off this morning. happy to have dan harris here for the first weekend of the new year. >> happy to be here. thank you. good morning. it is saturday, january 2nd, 2010 or 2010. >> yeah. i'm not sure what we're supposed to say -- i'm going with 2010. >> wow. we have a fight already. >>> the president preparing for a crucial meeting of his intelligence chiefs when he returns to washington this week. he had really hoped to start this year, 2010, focusing on health care and the economy but those issues now on the back burner. his weekly address this morning and in that he provides new details about the plot to bomb flight 253 on christmas day. >>> also, we have a sports schedule to tell you about this morning that does not involve tiger woods. the nba and washington, d.c., police are investigating a report that two members of the washington wizards basketball team drew guns on one another in the team's locker room during an argument over gambling debts. we're going to take a look at w
with those explosives. and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: the president said even before the christmas day indent, his administration has been pursuing this group along with the wider al qaeda network. >> this was a failure and a breakdown from beginning to end. >> reporter: republicans are critical of the vacationing president and his homeland security chief with some even calling for her to resigned. >> she said that the system worked last week. that shows that she's out of touch. i don't think that she's competent to run that agency. >> reporter: but today the president urged unity. but unity may be hard to find back in washington. the president is heading home a day early. his administration will face tough questions from lawmakers who are conducting an investigation of their own. and white house aides said that the president is heading home early because he has a lot on his plate and wants to get straight back to work. first up on his agenda, a meeting with the heads of all of the relevant agencies to figure out what went wrong. >> john? >> thanks ve
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explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> glor: i'm jeff glor. also tonight, the new front in the war on mirk. security camera video captures the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old just months after the killing of another student from the same chicago high school. and whale mystery-- why are these giants of the deep massing off california in greater numbers than ever before? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. the president today clearly laid the blame for the foiled christmas day airline bombing attempt on al qaeda militants in yemen, and he said the u.s. is stepping up aid to yemen's embattled government. also, cbs news has learned the u.s. is playing a more direct role in yemen's anti-terror war than previously acknowledged. more on that shortly, but first we begin our coverage this even with our chief white house correspondent chip reid who is traveling with the president in hawaii. chip, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. the president did not mince words. for the first time, h
. in america we travel by car and plane and i wanted to see if i could do it and as i did the research there is actually buses all the way. evan will ride buses all the way to the southern tip of south america before board ' boarding a boat to sail the rest of the way. he expects the journey to go through nine states and 14 countries and it will take about ten weeks. >>> four college students aren't using their bus but their own legs to get to washington, d.c. they left miami this morning bound for the nation's capitol. the goal is to raise support for a bill that will allow eligible illegal immigrants to become american citizens. the trail of dreams walkers expect to finish their 1500- mile journey by the first of may. >>> still ahead, paper or plastic. no matter what you choose you will still get charged for it in dc. >>> and then later, logging on to help to save a historic local barn. >>> >>> you are husband to each other. that you are wife to each other. you are married [cheering and applause] >> back now with a look at the first 16 same-sex marriages performed in the state of new
-- pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again the work of remaking america. >> the mission in afghanistan is undeniably difficult. and successful requires steadfast commitment. and insecures significant cost. >> we all stand shoulder to shoulder in the belief that healthcare reform is necessary and timely. >> american families and small business are still struggling as the white house response continues to fall short. >> bret: we'll reflect back on the biggest stories of 2009 with our all-star panel tonight. and look ahead to the new year. "special report" starts right now. >> happy new year. tonight we'll discuss some of the top headlines of 2009. including in-depth analysis of our top four stories of the year. afghanistan, healthcare reform, the economy, and, of course, president barack obama's first year in office. that is where our special begins. >> i barack obama will solemnly swear -- >> that i will execute the office of the president of the united states faithfully. >> that i will execuexecute -- >> faithfully execute -- execute the office faithfully. >> preserve, p
, you can open the. if you pictured a man, then you are like over 90 percent of people in america who automatically respond is think later, think man. this was the result of three different studies done by catalyst, in which they discovered that americans default setting on leadership is male. and at any time a woman acts in ways that are a little more assertive, a little more demanding in the business world, she's considered an unnatural leader because she's a woman. but if she tries to be more collaborative, if she tries to be softer and gentler, well, forget it. she's too wishy-washy to be a leader. it's a real real double-blind. and we see the same thing in the arts. we see it in dance, we see in music. in fact, a woman architect said you know, i'm beginning to think that something like the bermuda triangle of that is happening to my coworkers. there were plenty of them in the pipeline, and from the 1970s there shortly said the. but they disappear when it comes to hire positions. there's so much discrimination against mothers in the workplace that it's actually even earned its own
is bringing brand new attention to the role that america's spy agency is playing in this dangerous area of the world. the cia undergoing major changes in recent years, agents moving choser to the front lines and playing a more direct role in our military operation as we battle militants not only in afghanistan but across the border in pakistan as well. caroline shively has been looking into that from washington. i understand the cia plays a big role in the unmanned drone program. tell us about that. >> sure, gregg. chapman is reportedly where a lot of the manage for unmanned drone strikes are originated, not the execution, not the launch, that's done elsewhere, but the guys at chapman help figure out how to target in afghanistan and across the border in pakistan. now, this attack on chapman proves how dangerous a mission it is for cia agents there, but it's also incredibly complicated. many analysts say the cia is basically orchestrating the war in pakistan, something the pakistani government denies and that the cia wasn't talk about. also important, there was another drone missile stri
america! >> julie: live and i'm julie banderas. >> gregg: and i'm gregg jarrett. several hundred more troops are on the move in the mountains of yeyz, yemeni officials say the reinforcements have been sent into two of yemen's provinces, regions that are al-qaeda's strongholds. it comes as president obama for the very first time drawing a direct link between the yemen based branch of the terrorist group and would be christmas day bomb are. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of lakers al-qaeda and this group trained him, equipped him when those explosives and directed to attack the plane headed to america. >> gregg: molly henneberg is live in washington. molly, president says the u.s. has had its eye on al-qaeda in yiyz for a while. >> molly: yes, in the broader arabian peninsula, president said they have gone on the attack previously. take a listen. >> in recent years they bombed yemeni places. i have ordered to strengthen our with the yemeni government and working them to strike al-qaeda terrorists. >> molly: yemen in response as you were saying, has sent hundreds of troop
in prohibition itself, which was a constitutional 18th amendment to ban alcohol in america and that went to effect in 1920. prohibition itself lasted less than 14 years because of extreme civil disobedience, the law of the land. and a lot of violence here from organized crime. and i think extreme indifference here from the american public. i didn't really realize what they had gotten into here i signing up for prohibition. if i was was just something useful to have and then realized pretty quickly that in fact the country has always been a drinking nation filemon of the ways the temperance movement was naÏve. that simply people would disobey the law and not drink. >> in your book you indicate that world war i had something to do with it. >> it did, yes. it is fascinating how the got the amendment through congress. the afl or anti-saloon league has been gotten forgotten about. from 1893 to 1918. when the united states went to war in germany in 1917, the largest ethnic group in the country at that time were germans and guess who also were their burgers? the germans. so, you had a whole et
skin fez and a doorman's outfit from the plaza hotel. america is a great country and we need not constantly chide ourselves. they're the ones who whipped themselves on the back, not us. >> bill: okay. now, the white house says it wasn't a bow and you're saying what? >> i don't want to get thoo that what is this? >> it depends upon what the meaning of the word "is" is. >> a guy came up to a guy dressed like sergeant billco in a sketch and bent over at the hips. whatever you want to call it, it's weird. if he's going to bow for this, why doesn't he bow for the queen, for god's sake. >> bill: president obama going to denmark tomorrow, four hours over there, his wife is there, travelling to chicago. good thing, bad thing? >> as far as barack going, i don't have any trouble, i think i remember harry truman pulled the pin on the grenade via wireless and i am i assume he can do it on air force one or oprah's plane i don't know which one, oprah's a nicer. if they don't award this olympics to chicago and thus to president obama, get ready to be deemed racist, that is the-- that is the
and the fact that they testified to the continuing impact of america's most influential novelist of ideas. in the past 66 years, more than 25 million copies of radiance books have been sold. sales have surged recently perhaps in response to the financial turmoil in the takeovers and bailouts and expansions of government. rand remains a libertarian and these two new studies illustrate the growing scholarly interest and her work. stephen cox wrote in liberty magazine recently, rand remains america's most influential libertarian with the possible exception of milton friedman and america's most influential novelist of ideas. in that second category, there is no contest because there is no runner-up. now, i know -- [laughter] now i know that some of you wince when i say that rand was a libertarian. she insisted that she wasn't in many of her fans maintain that point even now. when i published my book, the libertarian reader which is a collection of writings on liberty from the bible to milton friedman and beyond. of course i wanted to include a couple of best buy's vice ayn rand. but the high
today is complete nonsense. millions of irish people came to america speaking irish. the words didn't go away, they just transmuted into american. danny is the first person who has gone through it and there were communist words in the american language straight irish. we have not been shy to criticize the bush administration. we don't think the democratic party is the answer to everything. a dime's worth of difference basically saying -- in many ways between the two parties. lot of democrats got pretty mad. we occupy a different site. we figure pretty large. when people say we must like the democratic party, we are staying out. you know lot about life and the world. that is what we are about. listening to the sound of my father at 5:00 in the morning, a ten word typewriter tracking away. that was a different era. i grew up with hot metal type in newspapers. my dad who was a great writer, i applaud -- one telephone line from southern ireland in the middle 50s. he finished writing his article and jumped on his bike to ride three miles to tell. only time he got mad at me in my childhood was
showcased on the national stage. both brown and smith competed on nbc's "america's got talent." performing with the local d.c. act, the diva league, the group was featured on the august 4th live broadcast. they didn't make it past that round, but that moment under the lights was unforgettable. >> it's an awe experience. i remember when they were rolling our b rotate, it was almost made me cry a little bit. >> brown says shows like america's got talent are shining a new spotlight on the performing arts. he believes that's one reason his classes are more popular than ever. however you choose to exercise, you got to do it the right way to avoid injury. the american academy of orthopedic surgeons has advice on how to stay healthy and get the most from your workouts. first, balance, that means incorporate rating cardio, strength, and flexibility exercise into your routine, variety, mix it up every week tween machines and classes and other activities. repetitive stress can lead to injury. also proper form, equipment, and attire, like helmets for biking and good shoes for running are also key. an
attack? >> yes, yes possibly. i would not be surprise israel reacts sooner than america. israel does not want to do that we know that, because the consequences would be severe not just return fire on israel, but much of europe and also in the world community. so president obama wants to forestall that, but is he going to act in time? can he rally the world opinion to forestall that? >> no, i don't believe he can. >> paul: you don't believe he can? >> i do believe he thinks he can because he thinks he can get u.n. sanctions together and china is saying no dice we don't want to do it. >> well, you know, this raises my biggest concern about this coming year, paul, which is this is going to be the beginning of the surge in afghanistan, big commitment, it's complicated by the behavior of the pakistanis as well. this is a really big thing for barack obama. i think my question is, can he handle two big crises and something like iraq would be-- or iran, iran would be that and it's not clear to me that this white house has the will to take on two or three big things and, you know, the world b
for all of us. we'll explain. o >> from america's news head equity market i'm gregg jarrett. new controversy surrounding president obama's pick to head the tsa, the "washington post" reporting, some new suters admitted he gave congress misleading information about an incident that occurred while he was and fbi agent and received a reprimand for running background checks on his estranged wife's boyfriend 20 years ago and the new revelations could complicate his election, in northwest pakistan at least 96 people are dead in an attack, at a volleyball tournament, a man drove his car into the field and set off a bomb. i'm gregg jarrett, now back to "cavuto on business," here on the fox news channel. >> looks like our tax dollars are making a group in america more optimistic for the new year. a new poll shows 46% of government employees believe the economy is getting better. but the numbers flipped for folks working in this private sector, 49% think things are worse and that has patricia powell flipping out? hide for cover! >> charles, i have to tell you first, my comments will not be
to allow cash compensation for the highest paid people. does america, i guess and the white house, is their relationship with the banking industry getting better? in 2010? >> couldn't get worse. but, no. i do think that a new element has entered american politics, which hasn't really been there arguably since the great depression which is this real populist rage at wall street nap hasn't been there for a really long time. america was different from, say, europe, with, because ordinary people were quite happy for rich people to be really rich. a sense of -- >> a fact you might join into those ranks i. think that's changed because there's a sense particularly when it comes to wall street these are, this is unfair compensation, and that it's a one-way bet. you win in good times. when bad times come the taxpayer bails you out. >> jobs the single biggest issue. unep employment 4.9% as opposed to 10% we wouldn't care with the fat cats as much. >> totally agree, ali. the one way banks, bankers can get out of the dog house. it our economy improves at such a rapid clip no one will care. th
their anger on america, chanting "down with usa." and that symbolizes mr. obama's deadline dilemma, sanctions can be a delicate balancing act, potentially hurting not just iran's leadership but the iranian people, injecting the american president directly into that country's volatile domestic politics. >> we've seen in just the past few days just how volatile it is right now, as well, jill, thanks. >>> president obama enjoying the final days meantime of his family vacation in hawaii, but next week it is back to work in chilly washington. and frankly, he may find it chilly in more ways than one. as the president prepares to enter his second year in office, ed henry takes a look at year one, and whether the president tried to do too much, too soon. >> reporter: as the president rests up for his second year in office, one of his closest allies here in hawaii is expressing concern about the pace of year one. >> i think he's done exceedingly well, although as one who has been there for 50 years now, he is pushing himself too hard. >> reporter: the charge he has too much on his plate usually comes
in the arabian pensual yea trained him and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. this is not the first time this group targeted us. in recent years they bombed yemeni government facilities, restaurants and embassies including our embassy in 2008, killing one american. so as president, i've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, training and equipping their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al qaeda terrorists. >> in his party's weekly address, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell delivered an upbeat look for the new year. mcconnell says despite last year's serious challenges, he has no doubt the american people will see better days. >> two long and difficult wars, a prolonged recession, double-digit unemployment, these are difficult days for our nation. and in this new year, we're grateful for the courageous men and women of our own day who keep a lonely watch to defend the cause of liberty. we're also painfully aware of how many americans were out of work this christmas. but these challe
intelligence information with the nation today, and now he and others want to know why america's intelligence agencies failed to share that information with each other. today president obama revealed for the first time what many had suspected since the attempted bombing on christmas day, al qaeda was behind it. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of al qaeda and that this group, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: the president says that the suspect, umar abdulmutallab, made his al qaeda contacts and received his training in yemen, a country wracked by poverty and an ongoing civil war. now fertile ground for extremists driven from strongholds in afghanistan and elsewhere. >> there's really basically a de facto safe haven for islamic terrorists and the yemeni government is almost powerless to stop them from operating. >> reporter: after getting initial reports earlier this week, mr. obama has called a face-to-face meeting with top officials set for tuesday at the white ho
elaborate and often viblg security measures, but in america, even at new york's busiest hotels, cars and trucks pretty much come and go as they please. lobbys are crowded with guests and non-guests alike and unatended bags sit, well, unattended. new technologies do exist. anti-vehicle barriers that can deploy in half a second. protective window film that prentss flying glass shardes that routinely kill and maim victims at a blast site. high-detailed cameras that can zoom in and track and help identify suspects. and now this-- a boston-based company that has developed plastic mesh wallpaper. it absorbeds concussions and can maintain the building's integrity. >> the walls will not come tumbling down as otherwise would happen. >> reporter: it will be available for commercial applications in less than a year >> whether or not they choose to follow up on it, of course, comes down to dollars and cents. >> reporter: but remarkably not a single u.s. hotel firm has even called to inquire about it. without a single take on a u.s. hotel many hospitality companies see it as too costly an investm
with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> i mike is at the white house for us this morning. good morning y mike. >> good morning. >> what can you tell us about the president and where he is now on this whole thing? just waiting for that big meeting on tuesday? >> reporter: that's right. the president of the united states has a weekly radio and internet address saturday morning. it wasn't a leak or congressional testimony, he was getting out there saying it was aqap, as referred to on intelligence circles, al qaed n on the arabian peninsula, that nig nigerian man in the skies. the president had been on defense initially. it was three days before he said anything and in the meantime, republicans were attacking him for being soft on terrorism, not responding quickly enough, abolishing the term "war on terror" later, the president talked about the things he has done to fight terror, especially in yemen. >> i refocused the fight bringing to a responsible end to the war in iraq which had nothing to do with 9/11 attacks and dramatically resourcing our in
and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> the president said he expects his counterterrorism and homeland security advisors to present final results of their inquiry as well as recommendations about how to proceed in the days to come. in the republican weekly radio and internet response today, the top g.o.p. senator, mitch mcconnell says the new year brings renewed hope and optimism. with two on going wars, recession and unemployment 10%, obama says it's difficult days for our nation, but went on to say these challenges do not define us as a people and difficult times we'll quote persevere as we always have. as for the christmas day bomb plot investigation, president obama says the u.s. had been stepping up its cooperation with the country of yemen to go after terror groups there. today, yemeni officials said they had sent several hundred extra troops to two eastern provinces where al-qaeda is said to be strong. shannon. >> shannon: molly, thanks for keeping us updated. new information about the investigation into that attempted terrorist attack on flight 253. fox news confir
for attack for america. this is not the first time this group has targeted us. in recent years they bombed yemeni facilities and restaurants and hotels, restaurants and embassies, including our embassy in 2008 killing one american. as president, i made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, strengthening and equipping their facilities to streng strengthen against al qaeda terrorists. >>> minority leader mitch mcconnell delivered and up bebe outlook for the new year, says despite serious challenges he has no doubt american people will see better days. >> two long and difficult wars, a prolonged recession, double digit unemployment, these are difficult days for our nation. in this new year, we're grateful for the courageous men and women who keep a lonely watch for the cause of liberty. we're also painfully aware how many americans are out of work this christmas. these challenges don't define us as a people. what's always defined america is it ability to overcome even the most daunting difficulties. >> from terror concerns to health care, to economic meltdown
the plane headed for america. >> the president has all the details now because we are learning more about what intelligence sources knew, but didn't put together. that is leading to all of this analysis of what could have been done and what could have been done to stop abdulmutallab. >> we will sit down with the national security and intelligence, but willry read them the riot act? >> it's a little bit of everything. he has been getting warning reviews when he wakes up here in hawaii from john brennan, the chief adviser. he will bring everyone together from the head of the dni, dennis blair. it's under dennis blair that the terrorism center has been formed. that's run by michael lighter and janet napolitano. there will be a little bit of reading him the riot act. they will meet for hours and there will be a lot of back and forth. the president is pouring through reports that each of the agency heads put together. i don't know if he will say you guy diagnosis a terrible job here. secretary x or admiral y or this. we are done. i do think it will be the start of what could be a more comprehe
defined americas its ability to overcome even the most daunting difficulties. >> president barack obama is pledging to hold accountable everyone involved in that botched terror plot back on christmas day. cnn senior white house correspondent ed henry has been traveling with the president in honolulu, looking like a beautiful day. big day for the president coming out officially on record saying, yes, we are linking this thwarted bomb plot to al qaeda. the president is talking tough today. >> reporter: that's right. happy new year to you. the president clearly saying for the first time in the strongest lack wage that he believes there was an al qaeda link to this terror incident on christmas day, linking it to the al qaeda group of the arabia peninsula. he made clear to americans he is fighting extremists, terrorists in yemen, particularly, where it's believed there are these ties, number one, but number two, he is also tough on u.s. officials saying if there are intelligence officials who had some information suggesting there could be an attack, suggesting this event ul suspect had ties
of the g-7 economies, and mexico after all was in latin america. so latin america historically has had a history of financial volatility. lots of crises. so the mexican crisis yet occurred against the backdrop in which mexico months before the crisis had been upgraded by the rating agencies. mexico city had been admitted to the organization of the oecd. mexico was a poster child at the time of the imf. but at any rate the mexican crisis unfolded and at that time i was still working for the international monetary fund and there was what the imf calls a mission, it sounds like mission impossible, maybe this but it is a visit we went through indonesia, hong kong, singapore, japan, and it was about five and half weeks long and it was to assess financial vulnerabilities in these countries at that time and you could not go anywhere without hearing news about the evolution of the mexican crisis. and the issue was raised at the time well, you know, a lot of these countries which these were the east asia tigers by and large had had a history of more than a decade of incredibly high growth, low
of failures in america's defenses against terrorism. they were shortcomings when it came to watch lists and overseeing visas and above all there was the failure of government agencies to pull and share intelligence. listen to a 9/11 commission member richard ben hav veniste 2005. >> when we issued our final report, one of the central tenets of what we found was that there was a failure of communication that we had accumulated a great deal of information, but that it was not wisely used, information wasn't shared, it wasn't effectively utilized. >> he joins us here in "the situation room." that was four years ago when you said that. you put a lot of work into this report. we all remember it very clearly. are you stunned to hear now that the problems we're facing today are ones of communication, that people just aren't talking to each other? >> well, it is disappointing. i hope this is an isolated example. i know we made a lot of progress since we made our recommendations on the 9/11 commission. virtually all of them who are enacted into law, and now they have been utilized, i think, in g
. she went to st. john's which is one of the finest private schools in america. george w. bush wanted to go to st. john's but they wouldn't let him and so he went to kincaid which isn't a bad school, another very prominent powerful school but they were in the same orbit. just down the block from each other in the river oaks area and they mingled with the country clubs and they were in the nexus of the high energy and political world in texas. senator john tower drop by the house. just the kind of environment, she grow extremely conservative and began resisting -- back on track should begin looking at things i think she felt were seditious, something the was going to bug the crap out of her father, and she began reading a little publication that a friend of hers had in her house that clearly was not welcome at the speed delete the ivins house also would was called the texas observer, 32nd sales pitch, if you believe molly ivins and fierce journalism by a copy of it, subscribe, go on line, told them you love them. the observers defined by many ways molly's sensibility or ethos or her vi
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